Guests networking prior to breakfastWest Midland RFCA’s Employer Engagement Team hosted a Worcester Gunners breakfast alongside Circle2success 214 (Worcestershire) Battery Royal Artillery and Worcestershire County Council. The breakfast event was to highlight the opportunities and benefits of businesses working with the Armed Forces.

The event hosted some presentations from the West Midland RFCA, 214 Battery, Circle2Success, Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award winners Harrison Clark Rickerbys and an Army Veteran.

Armed Forces Covenant SignatoriesAlongside the speeches three companies took the public opportunity to show their commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant by signing their pledges at the event. These companies were Borwell, Ebb & Flow and Worcester Bosch.

The Armed Forces Covenant (AFC) is a promise from the nation that those who serve or have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.

Once companies have signed the AFC they can work their way up the Employer Recognition Scheme.  The three tier ladder of bronze, silver and gold awards provides an opportunity for the Ministry of Defence to public recognise the commitment given by employers.

Further information about the AFC can be found at or you can contact West Midland RFCA’s Employer Engagement Team on